What about your own path into the financial industry, would you share your story?
Yes, of course. My journey into the financial industry started in January 1995, when I joined Diners Club (former credit card & loyalty programme) as a Customer Service agent. At that point, the company was on its way into what became a number of mergers and acquisitions, and thereby became part of the financial industry.
Meanwhile I was recruited by another organisation, which organised high school programmes, language schools and au pair programmes, and I worked there for a couple of years until Diners Club called me and asked if I wanted to be part of a management programme. I accepted, took over the responsibility of the HR department, and since then I have worked with HR.
Over the years, I changed industry a couple of times, as I have worked in the transportation industry, at a law office, and eventually I returned to the financial industry when I joined BNP Paribas Personal Finance.